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Ra'eesa Pather

Ra'eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a general news journalist with the Mail & Guardian’s online team. She cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg and joining the M&G. She's written about memory, race and gender in columns and features, and has dabbled in photography.
Journalists get a taste of private security brutality
Journalists get a taste of private security brutality
Some of the worst violence during the student protests has come after dark. On Wednesday evening, journalists trying to cover the mayhem at the...
#Fees2017: Private security guards throw rocks at students at UJ Doornfontein campus
#Fees2017: Private security guards throw rocks at students at UJ Doornfontein campus
Students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) marched to the UJ Doornfontein campus from the main campus on Kingsway Road. The students were...
Mcebo Dlamini: Adam Habib must call for a student assembly, not a referendum
Mcebo Dlamini: Adam Habib must call for a student assembly, not a referendum
In response to University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib’s call for a referendum on whether...
It’s more than just a fight for free education in Soweto, it's also about inclusivity and accessibility
It’s more than just a fight for free education in Soweto, it's also about inclusivity and accessibility
As students sang in a protest circle just outside the main entrance to the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in Soweto, Vincent Gabarone, 21, wheeled...
Wits students demand free education by the end of next week during Cosatu House protest
Wits students demand free education by the end of next week during Cosatu House protest
During their protest at Cosatu House, students in the #FeesMustFall movement at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) announced that they...
Mcebo Dlamini responds to Mantashe: 'When he opens his mouth he spews bile'
Mcebo Dlamini responds to Mantashe: 'When he opens his mouth he spews bile'
As students readied to march to Cosatu House from the education campus of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Parktown, former Wits SRC...
Political divisions start taking their toll on the latest phase of the student #Fallist movement
Political divisions start taking their toll on the latest phase of the student #Fallist movement
COMMENTWhen they’re out in the streets, students in the #FeesMustFall protests seem united. But internally, their movement is fractured...
Wits University erupts as police blast stun grenades and rubber bullets
Wits University erupts as police blast stun grenades and rubber bullets
The Fees Must Fall movement at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) walked into a barrel of police fire the minute they stepped out onto the...
LISTEN: Police fire stun grenades, rubber bullets at Wits students
LISTEN: Police fire stun grenades, rubber bullets at Wits students
The Mail & Guardian's Ra'eesa Pather reports on the situation at the University of the Witwatersrand. 
Wits students vs private security: Rocks fly during Solomon House shutdown
Wits students vs private security: Rocks fly during Solomon House shutdown
Protesters at the University of the Witwatersrand returned to the main campus after marching to the Education Campus to find private security...
WATCH: Wits security throw rocks back at protesters
WATCH: Wits security throw rocks back at protesters
Our reporter Ra'eesa Pather is at Wits University to cover the #FeesMustFall which are on the brink of boiling over.
#WitsShutDown: About 30 students arrested, protesters plan march to police station
#WitsShutDown: About 30 students arrested, protesters plan march to police station
As day two of student protests at the University of the Witswatersrand got under way, about 31 students from the university were arrested early...